Common Core State Standards & My Role
In Lodi, we value a curriculum that is relevant, innovative, rigorous, and standards based for our students. A key aspect of my position is to assist teachers in the design and teaching of lessons in all subject areas so students can continue to develop and use their literacy skills. At the middle and high school, literacy instruction becomes more subject specific. For example, students read a history textbook differently than they read a science article, or a short story in language arts. Students need to acquire a variety of skills to do those different types of reading tasks. Teachers and I collaborate to decide the best ways to go about teaching students these “disciplinary skills.” Sometimes my collaboration with teachers is done individually, by grade level team, or by department. Facilitating collaboration between departments is also something I strive to do, which isn’t always easy given the structure of secondary schedules.
The literacy standards for informational texts are used most frequently at the secondary level, see above for that break down. Wisconsin DPI has many resources available to facilitate this discussion. Below is an example for the reading standards for literacy in all subjects for informational texts.